Posted by Alice Burns on Oct. 26, 2021 at 0911
We are pleased to announce
that the European University Institute (EUI) Library
is the latest library to join the Liverpool
University Press (LUP) Opening the Future
Founded in 1976 and with over 1000 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, the EUI is a leading institute in Europe dedicated to the research of social sciences and humanities. With this membership, their staff and scholars will gain access to titles from two series of LUP’s books: 'Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures' and 'Liverpool Latin American Studies’. In total they’ll now be able to read 36 multi-user eBooks on contemporary hispanic and lusophone culture, including monographs on literature, popular culture, languages, politics, archaeology, environmental studies, and business. After three years of membership, the Institute will retain perpetual access to these eBooks. More on EUI Open Access initiatives
LUP will use all membership fees from this programme, including EUI’s, to fund the production of new open access books which will be free, and available to all, globally.
The press’s CEO Anthony Cond said of the new member: “The support of library members is crucial to the success of this innovative OA funding programme. We are grateful for EUI getting on board and leading the way as early adopters of Opening the Future. In this way they are enhancing their own collection in hispanic studies and simultaneously helping us disseminate future scholarship openly.”
Liverpool University Press is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. They have been publishing OA books for more than a decade and continue to explore OA opportunities and engage in discussions about OA with research funders, universities, academics and other publishers.
Signing up to their Opening the Future programme takes only a couple of minutes and can be easily slotted into existing library acquisition invoicing.
If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection of eBooks by becoming a member of Opening the Future (OtF), you can read more about the programme and benefits on LUP’s OtF website: https://lup.openingthefuture.net/